PREVIEW: Polari Literary Salon turns ten

Besi Besemar October 25, 2017

London’s multi-award-winning LGBT literary salon Polari turns ten on November 24 with a special event at London’s Southbank Centre.

Paul Burston
Paul Burston

Founded in 2007 in a bar in Soho, Polari moved to the Southbank in 2009 and also tours regularly, funded by Arts Council England.

Described by the Huffington Post as: “the most exciting literary movement in London, crackling with energy, ideas, excitement” and by the New York Times as “London’s most theatrical salon”, Polari is curated and hosted by author Paul Burston.

The salon is marking ten years of championing LGBT+ voices with its largest ever tour, funded by Arts Council England and taking in 16 towns and cities around the UK including Bradford, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hull and Newcastle.

Among the many writers appearing are Val McDermid, Neil Bartlett, Stella Duffy, Jake Arnott, David McAlmont and Rosie Garland.

The Tenth Birthday Party at Southbank Centre on November 24 forms the centrepiece of the tour and featuries Jonathan Harvey, Alexis Gregory, J Fergus Evans and many more.

Event: Polari Literary Salon Tenth Birthday

Where: Weston Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

When: Friday, November 24

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: Tickets are £5 or £2.50 concessions

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